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Citrus Heights man arrested for warrants, drugs and giving false ID to cops

Gary Cox
Gary Cox, of Citrus Heights, was arrested by police on Feb. 5, 2018. Image credit: Lincoln PD

Sentinel staff report–
A 65-year-old Citrus Heights man was arrested on Monday after allegedly providing false identification to a police officer who was assisting with a probation search in the city of Lincoln. The suspect, Gary Cox, was also found in possession of methamphetamine and a meth pipe, Lincoln Police said in a social media post on Tuesday.

The incident began around 12:40 p.m. Monday when police arrived to conduct a probation search at a residence on the 400 block of 3rd street, near downtown Lincoln. As one officer arrived, he saw Cox leaving the residence on a bike and stopped to contact him.

Although Cox allegedly provided false identification to police, he was later identified and found to have warrants in both Placer and Sacramento counties. He was arrested for outstanding warrants as well as drug charges and providing false identification to a peace officer, police said. He was booked in the South Placer Jail.

A photo of Cox along with drug paraphernalia apparently seized in the arrest was also published by Lincoln police on social media.

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